10 Scientific Hoaxes We All Fell For

Tasaday Tribe

Tasaday Tribe, which is easily the most lucrative scheme known, was a tribe of indigenous men and women on the island of Mindanao. Scientists attempted to get a closer look, but the island was declared off-limits by the government. 15 years later, people saw the Tasaday walking around in blue jeans and speaking modern languages.

Clever Hans

Clever Hans, a remarkable horse that could read, understand German, and complete complex math equations, simply had to tape his hoof to be understood. However, Hans was simply taking cues from his trainer to tap his foot.